Tuesday, April 17, 2012

The Color My World Challenge Week 3-Paint

This week is the paint portion of the challenge.  We're supposed to add our color to either walls, furniture, or whatever we want.  Of course it only made sense to paint the walls since all we had up was drywall.  I wanted to do something special in here since it's a small room.  Might as well go nuts.  Very few people are going to see this room so I can just go crazy with it.  I won't spoil the surprise with any hints.  Here it is.

In keeping with the black and white theme we decided to go with horizontal stripes (ignore the window that has yet to be repaired/painted). I wanted the black stripe to be less prominent than the white because I thought maybe equal stripes would be too overwhelming.  We followed the tutorial by Songbird.  She offers lots of tips and tricks for making flawless stripes.  She also shows some of the mistakes which we were able to learn from.  My favorite tip was to paint over the tape in your base color before you paint the stripe so that it fills in any gaps between the tape and the wall.  This was a lifesaver.  The lines turned out really crisp with only a couple of places that the paint bled.  I still have to go back for a couple of touch-ups but wanted to show you the room's progress.  I'm loving the way the room is coming together so far.  

 I'm going out of town this week for a conference and I doubt I'll get my next project (fabric) done in time, but we'll see.  Anyway, make sure to check out how all of the other ladies incorporated their colors.

Ange - The Blooming Hydrangea
Anna - A Newfound Treasure
Carmel - Our 5th House
Cassie - Primitive and Proper
Jadyn - Dutch.British.Love
Jessamie - Bird and Branch Redesign
Julia - Black Tag Diaries
Julia - Pawley's Island Posh
Kristy - Hyphen Interiors
Lisa - Shine Your Light
Lisa - Trapped in North Jersey
Maury - Life on Mars
Shaunna - Perfectly Imperfect
Shelley - Crazy Wonderful
Suzy - Saved by Suzy
Tiffany - Living Savvy
Vashti & Jamie - Like me Some...


  1. Julia PawleysislandposhApril 17, 2012 at 4:56 AM

    I'm in LOVE with these stripes. Seriously loving them! What color paint did you use?

  2. Oh, I love me some stripes! Yay!

  3. These walls are incredible! And hello, lovely light fixture! Is that new, too? It's looking so good in there!

  4. It looks fantastic! Painting stripes on a wall is something I've been wanting to try, but it intimidates me. Love love how it looks in your room!

  5. Shelley WestermanApril 17, 2012 at 7:28 AM

    It looks killer!!! Love that you chose to do unequal stripes - perfection!

  6. Easier than stenciling? It looks great!

  7. This is going to look amazing! Can't wait to see the finished product!

  8. Lisa @ Shine Your LightApril 17, 2012 at 8:21 AM

    Nice bold choice! How fun.

  9. It looks fantastic, especially with the light fixture. Are you going to play up the brass accessories in there? It look look quite hot if you do.

  10. Black Tag DiariesApril 17, 2012 at 9:38 AM

    LOVE the stripes!! they look great! and i think the black and white will be an awesome base for any color you decide to put in there. LOVE.

  11. I love the stripes! Would love to do that in a room in my own house! Great job!

  12. I love them! I would love to do them myself but they always come out crooked (I am stripe challenged). Yours look fantastic! I can't wait to see what fabric you put in there.

  13. Yah, I can't wait to see what fabric I put in there too. I haven't been able to find anything yet:(

  14. The stripes look great! I really like the black being less dominant. Of course I am a sucker for stripes, they are my fave. Looking forward to seeing the room come together!

  15. I am loving the black and white stripe! Great tip... will use that one day!

  16. Nice work Tiffany! I LOVE the stripes.

  17. the stripes look fabulous!! I love the whole idea. good luck and have fun!!

  18. I love the stripes! Especially black and white! Classic!